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Meaning of MULTIPLY

Pronunciation:  [adv]'multuplee, 'multu`plI

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adv]  in several ways; in a multiple manner; "they were multiply checked for errors"
  2. [v]  have offspring or young; "The deer in our neighborhood reproduce madly"; "The Catholic Church tells people to procreate, no matter what their economic situation may be"
  3. [v]  have young; used of animals; derogatory when used for people
  4. [v]  combine or increase by multiplication; "He managed to multiply his profits"
  5. [v]  combine by multiplication; "multiply 10 by 15"
 

MULTIPLY is a 8 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: manifold, procreate, reproduce
 
 Antonyms: divide, fraction, singly
 
 See Also: breed, brood, calculate, cipher, compute, cover, create, cube, cypher, double, duplicate, figure, fructify, hatch, increase, incubate, make, multiply, proliferate, propagate, pullulate, quadruple, quintuple, raise, reckon, set, square, treble, triple, work out

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Mul"ti*ply\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Multiplied}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Multiplying}.] [F. multiplier, L. multiplicare, fr.
    multiplex manifold. See {Multitude}, {Complex}.]
    1. To increase in number; to make more numerous; to add
       quantity to.
    
             Impunity will multiply motives to disobedience.
                                                   --Ames.
    
    2. (Math.) To add (any given number or quantity) to itself a
       certain number of times; to find the product of by
       multiplication; thus 7 multiplied by 8 produces the number
       56; to multiply two numbers. See the Note under
       {Multiplication}.
    
    3. To increase (the amount of gold or silver) by the arts of
       alchemy. [Obs.]
    
    {Multiplying gear} (Mach.), gear for increasing speed.
    
    {Multiplying lens}. (Opt.) See under {Lens}.
    
    
  2. \Mul"ti*ply\, v. i.
    1. To become greater in number; to become numerous.
    
             When men began to multiply on the face of the earth,
             and daughters were born unto them.    --Gen. vi. 1.
    
    2. To increase in extent and influence; to spread.
    
             The word of God grew and multiplied.  --Acts xii.
                                                   24.
    
    3. To increase amount of gold or silver by the arts of
       alchemy. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    
    
 
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